During trade talks Japanese officials said that they would use this mechanism to protect their industries, especially the auto and banking sectors. We can't risk another economic downturn like those we've experienced under previous trade deals. So with the above scenario where exports are falling and imports are rising, there will be pressure for prices to remain below farmers' production costs.

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negotiators failed to secure binding prohibitions on currency manipulation in the TPP, all of the supposed gains to agricultural exports under the TPP could easily be wiped out by currency manipulation. In contrast, presidential candidates Clinton, Sanders and Trump all have come out in opposition to the TPP.

Currency manipulation drives up our trade deficit, reduces our Gross Domestic Product by hundreds of billions of dollars, undermines U. President Obama has gone all in on his support of the TPP.

The TPP contains voluntary measures, but no binding provisions, to curtail currency manipulation. Will they still have the ability to protect their farm structure? And just where do our candidates and elected officials stand?

Another possible detriment to the TPP is that Canada's milk quota system is supposed to be phased out over the next decade. Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the Trans Pacific Partnership, and has urged our representatives in Washington to say no to TPP.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2016 Contact: Danielle Endvick, 715.471.0398 or [email protected] Union to host Women Caring for the Land workshops CHIPPEWA FALLS - Wisconsin Farmers Union will host three Women Caring for the Land workshops around the state Aug. The free workshops, held in partnership with the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, are geared toward women farmers or landowners who are interested in learning more about conservation and networking with other farm women in their region. commodities are relatively more expensive to international traders, and they will opt to buy commodities from other countries instead. Currency manipulation could quickly erase supposed gains in agricultural trade. Wisconsin Senate incumbent Ron Johnson says he "has not made up his mind" on TPP, even though the proposal was released in November of last year.

Each event will be from 9am to 3pm and will include a morning learning circle, followed by an afternoon field trip to an area farm. ### Trade deals not always sunshine and roses There has been a lot of talk around the country about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is good for our agriculture economy. Over the last several decades, the story of trade agreements ratified by Congress has been one broken promise after another. Now Congress is proposing yet another free trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP includes three known currency manipulators: Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. Johnson did vote to give the president Trade Promotion Authority in order to "fast track" the TPP.

Locations include: Registration, coffee and resource sharing will begin at am. The afternoon field trips will allow participants to observe conservation practices in action. Nearly half the farmland in the Midwest is currently owned or co-owned by women. Backers of trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Korea Free Trade Agreement promised U. farmers increases in farm income and more rural economic activity. In fact, agricultural imports have surged while exports have lagged behind under recent free trade agreements, hurting U. Wisconsin Farmers Union believes that the TPP, a global trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim countries, poses a serious threat to dairy farmers. New Zealand, the leading exporter of MPC's, is a member of the TPP. His competitor, Russ Feingold, opposes TPP in no uncertain terms.

Women Caring for the Land is facilitated by women conservationists and offers a peer-to-peer, informal discussion to allow women landowners to talk about their individual farm management goals. Among other concerns, TPP could lead to greater imports of Milk Protein Concentrates (MPC's), which displace demand for milk produced on U. Exchange rates are especially important when it comes to trade in agricultural commodities. While many in our agricultural community would have you believe TPP is all sunshine and roses, past trade deals should give us serious pause. Standing up for Wisconsin farmers means standing against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.